OTTAWA RESOURCES

Financial, Legal & Identification Cards

Financial Assistance and Related Resources

 

  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Disability benefits, Income Security:  1-800-277-9914

  • Credit Counselling Service of Ottawa:  613-728-2041

  • Employment Insurance Claim Enquiries:  1-800-206-7218

  • Entraide Budgetaire:  613-746-0400

  • Essential Health and Social Supports/Home Help Services/Child Care Subsidy/ Eligibility Review Programme, (Medical, dental, formula for new-borns, furniture, appliance repair, layettes, moving, allowance, intent to rent letter):  613-560-6000

 

Financial Assistance (Ottawa) offices:

  • To apply for financial assistance:  613-560-6000:

  • If receiving financial assistance:

       - Central, 370 Catherine St:  613-560-0622

       - East, 2339 Ogilvie Rd:  613-560-0626

       - South, 2020 Wakley Rd:  613-560-0624 

       - West, 100 Constellation Cres:  613-560-0621

  • Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP):  613-234-1188

  • Public Guardian and Trustee:  613-241-1202

  • Social Benefits Tribunal, Ontario:  1-800-753-3895

 

Legal Assistance

 

  • Ottawa Community Legal Clinic:  613-562-5600

  • Community Legal Services, 422-1 Nicholas St:  613-241-7008

  • Ontario Legal Aid Plan, 73 Albert St:  613-238-7931

  • Family Law Office, 85 Albert St:  613-569-7448

  • Family Law Information Centre, City Hall, Court House,161 Elgin, Second Floor, Mon-Fri 09:00am-16:00pm:  613-239-1274

  • Beacon Hill Shopping Centre, 2339 Ogilivie Rd, Tue 16:00pm-19:00pm:  613-741-6025

  • (REACH) Equality and Justice for People with Disabilities:  613-236-6636

  • South Ottawa Community Legal Services:  613-733-0140

  • Victim/Witness Assistance Program:  613-239-1229

  • West End Legal Services of Ottawa:  613-596-1641

  • Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . . What can happen if I’m behind in my rent? Can I sue my former employer in court? What happens if I call the police about my abusive partner? What are my rights if the police approach me and ask questions? A new website called www.stepstojustice.ca  has the answers.

 

Personal Identification

 

  • Birth Certificates - Office of the Registrar-General:  1-800-461-2156

  • Health Cards - Ministry of Health, 75 Albert St, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West:  613-783-4400

  • Passport Office:  1-800-567-6868

 

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Employment, Learning and Leasure

Employment Help

 

  • Causeway, 22 O’Meara St, Transitional (supported) employment for psychiatrically disabled: 613-725-3494

  • Employment & Financial Assistance, Branch for Ottawa:  613-560-6000

  • Entrepreneurship Centre 110 Laurier Ave. W, small business self-help:  613-560-6081

  • Job Readiness Training (Algonquin College):  613-727-4723  x 5719

  • ODSP Employment Support Program (if you have a medically documented disability):  613-234-1188

  • Service Canada:  1-800-622-6232

 

Learning Opportunities

 

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy:  613-233-3232

 

Algonquin College:  613-727-4723

  • Registrar’s Office:  613-727-0002

  • Centre for Students with Disabilities:  613-727-4723 x 7683

  • Financial Aid Office student loans:  613-727-4723 x 7678

  • School of Part-time Studies:  613-727-7655

 

Carleton University:  613-520-4480

  • Admissions undergraduate:  613-520-3663

  • Awards Office student loans:  613-520-3600

  • Registrar:  613-520-3500

 

  • Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities:  613-520-6608

  • People, Words and Change, free help reading and writing:  613-234-2494

  • Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board:  613-224-2222

  • Continuing Education:  613-228-3338

 

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board:  613-721-1820

  • Continuing Education:  613-239-2751

  • University of Ottawa:  613-562-5700

  • Admissions, Undergraduate:  613-562-5700

  • Centre for Special Services:  613-562-5976

  • Financial Aid Office student loans:  613-562-5734

 

Volunteering

 

  • Volunteer Ottawa:  613-736-5270

 

Leisure and Recreation

 

  • A Post-Psychiatric Leisure Experience (APPLE):  613-238-1209

  • Art Studio for People Living with Mental Illness, Hintonburg Community Ctr, 1064 Wellington St, Thu: 11:00am-15:00pm:  613-725-3601 x 220 or 613-798-8874

  • Discovery 2000 (Mood Disorders Ottawa):  613-526-5406

  • Frank Street Drop-In:  613-564-4106

  • Les ateliers de L’Elan Inc., sociale/artiste groupe francophone:  613-744-2244

 

YM/YWCA:

  • 180 Argyle Ave:  613-788-5000

  • 1000 Palladium Dr, Kanata:  613-599-0280

  • 200 Lockhart, Carlingwood:  613-729-7131

  • Merivale Mall, 1642 Merivale Rd, 2nd Flr:  613-727-7070

  • 265 Centrum, Orléans:  613-830-4199

 

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Other Guides

  • Directory of Resources for Seniors in Ottawa, $5.00 at Olde Forge Community Resource Centre:  613-829-9777

  • Directory of Ottawa Community Resources, 260 St. Patrick, $45.20:  613-241-4636

  • When You Need Help with Food and Clothing, Salvation Army Booth Centre, printed bi-annually:  613-241-1573

  • To download Ottawa Trans Resource Guide prepared by the CUSA Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre click here ...

     

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